Arizona Department of Gaming Reports $13.9 Million Tribal Gaming Contributions to the State

The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced today $13.9 million in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2021. This amount represents a 52 percent decrease when compared to the same quarter of FY2020.

“To help slow the spread of COVID-19, our tribal partners voluntarily closed casinos during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected executive order,” said Ted Vogt, Director, ADG. “Much of this decrease is due to these closures. However, with the significant strides Arizona has made in combatting COVID-19, I am optimistic that tribal gaming in Arizona will quickly rebound to previous levels.”

Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the first quarter of State FY2021 follow:

Instructional Improvement Fund/Education ……………………………………………………. $6,519,624
Trauma and Emergency Services Fund ……………………………………………………………. $3,259,812
Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs ………………………………………………. $2,000,000
Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund ………………………………………………………………….. $931,375
Tourism Fund …………………………………………………………………………………………………. $931,375
Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention …………………………………… $278,412
FY2021 Qtr 1 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund … .$13,920,598

Per the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, Tribes with casinos contribute 1 to 8 percent of their Class III gross gaming revenue to the state, cities, towns and counties. Currently, there are 25 Class III casinos in Arizona, which ADG regulates with Arizona tribes.

About ADG
Established by the Arizona State Legislature in 1995, ADG is the state regulatory agency for tribal gaming, racing and pari-mutuel/simulcast wagering, and unarmed combat sports. ADG also provides and supports education, prevention and treatment programs for people and families affected by problem gambling through its Division of Problem Gambling and 24-hour confidential helpline,            1-800-NEXT-STEP.

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